I painted the front section of the El Camino engine bay since I replaced the fan shroud to the proper size. I need to pick up some masking tarp as I had to use what I had around the garage.
I had a Viper alarm system installed today. This mostly to detour the amateur booster and not the pro’s who would disarm it in a minute and be gone.
Today is supposed to be the hottest day of the week during this heatwave. It’s been hovering around 109F while cruising the back roads. I’ve been wearing a long sleeve yellow T-shirt to help out with the airflow and blocks direct sun hit Blast.
By the time I make it to my home town (an hour later) the temperature usually would have dropped 6-7 degrees. This is a significant drop even though it is still over the 100 mark. It doesn’t have the “biting” heat and actually doesn’t feels nearly as hot as when I firt headed out.
I’ll post the ride results later when I get home and cooled off.
As it turns out it was about the same as the beginning of the week. I hit 111F degrees somewhere on Sunrise Blvd near HWY 16 Jackson Road.
Took this photo in the shade! There were sections on my way home that hit 111 degrees, now that’s freakin hot. Later on this week the predicted high temp is around the 110 degree mark. That means there will be pockets of extreme asphalt heat ranging in the 113 degrees range. It supposed to be over a week long heatwave.
It’s been so long since I’ve gone to a theater to watch a movie I can’t remember the one I was in. Today my sons took me to the one located at downtown that has been converted to large reclining seats and spacious area. What a difference in comfort and ambience watching the movie. It has me thinking of watching other flicks at the movie theaters as long as it has the latest comfort standards.
The weather prediction for the next week is 100F eight days in a row! I’ll be riding the motorcycle all those days since the vehicles would probably overheat at some point.
Took the Elco over to NorCal mufflers to get the driver side mounting bracket redone. It was dangling by the header bolts. Also, got new front tires installed at a local shop. I need to figure out how to remove the wheel balance weights residue that was left on from the previous installation.
This was the first time I had the Elco on a lift so I was able to look at the underside and see the setup. It has True Duals going straight into Flowmasters series exhaust. After the mufflers turned downs are used right below the cabin, no wonder it’s so freakin’ loud!
A couple of functional mods that make a huge difference are the front and rear slotted rotor, caliper disc braking system and the UMI Stage 4 kit suspension with Viking coil overs. This upgrade is combined hovers around the $5000 range.
Here are more details on my latest classic.